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Vol. 47 

Published by National Alumni Association of Oglethorpe College 

Winter 1965 No. 5 

Trustees vote 

Oglethorpe College Now Official 

Lupton Hall, Oglethorpe College 

Trustees of Atlanta's Oglethorpe 
University Jan. 8th voted to change 
the name of that institution to Ogle- 
thorpe College. 

The board's action was in response 
to a recommendation by the college's 
faculty, supported by Oglethorpe's new 
president, Dr. Paul R. Beall. 

Dr. Beall recommended the name 
change as one of a series of forward 
steps he is proposing for Oglethorpe. 
He said the goal of his program is for 
Oglethorpe to be a superior, independ- 
ent, co-educational, liberal arts college 
with a student body of approximately 

He said there is a great need for a 
college of this description in Atlanta. 

He added that, while he expects 
Oglethorpe always to serve a large 
number of Atlanta students, much of 
its expanded enrollment will come 
from outside Georgia. 

Oglethorpe's present regular daytime 
session student body numbers slightly 
less than 500. It's evening session 
student body is about 200, and its sum- 
mer sessions usually number in the 
neighborhood of 300. 

"The new name is more honestly 
descriptive of what we are and what 
we have been," Dr. Beall said. "Our 
main concern is not with satisfying the 
prerequisites of some professional 
school in a university, but it is a per- 
sonal, individualized concern with the 
total development of the student." 

Virgil W. Milton, chairman of the 
board of trustees, said the name change 
will not affect the college curriculum. 

"One of the unique advantages of 
Oglethorpe," Mr. Milton said, "is the 
manner in which the curriculum per- 
mits every student to make progress 
at his own pace, and to learn how to 
live at the same time he is learning 
how to make a living." 

Oglethorpe was founded in Milledge- 
ville, Georgia in 1835 and closed dur- 
ing the Civil War. The college has been 
on its present campus on Peachtree 
Road north of the Atlanta city limits 
since 1915. 

Winter Issue 1965 

Avary Elected 
to Board 


Published seven iimes a year in July, September, Oc- 
iober, January, March, April and May by Oglethorpe 
College, Atlanta, Georgia. 


E. P. "Penny" Jones '61 President 

Marvin Lawson, '58 Vice President 

Pinkie Gates Harris, '34 Vice President 

Eleanore MacKenzie, '59 Sec-treasurer 


Annette Vincent, '34 
Benton Greenleaf, '63 
Sam Hirsch, Jr., '49 


Howard Axelberg, '40 
Howard Thranhardt, '35 
Joyce B. Minors, '57 


Mrs. Joyce B. Minors '57 

Woodrow Wilson 
Fellow to Coordinate 

Tony Parades, '61, has been awarded 
a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fel- 
lowship upon completion of his course 
work for the Ph.D. degree. 

He receive his M.A. degree in an- 
thropology from the University of New 
Mexico this past June and is presently 
the Coordinator of Research for the 
Upper Mississippi Research Project 
sponsored by the Neilsen Foundation 
of Minnesota. This is an interdisci- 
plinart project concerning anthropol- 
ogy, sociology, psychology and psy- 

Mr. Parades is married to the former 
Ann Hamilton, 59 and has two chil- 
dren, Anthony, aged 4 and Anna Te- 
resa, age 2. They are residing in Bem- 
idji, Minnesota. 

Mr. J. Arch Avary, Jr., has been 
elected to the Board of Trustees at a 
recent meeting of that board. 

Mr. Virgil Milton, chairman, states 
that "we are fortunate to have a man 
of Mr. Avary's stature on the Board. 
He is an outstanding citizen of Georgia 
as well as an outstanding banker." 

Mr. Avary, Executive vice president 
and a Director of the Trust Company 
of Georgia Associates, said of his ap- 
pointment, "I feel highly honored to 
be elected to the Board of Oglethorpe 
University and to be intimately asso- 
ciated with the outstanding members 
of the Board of Trustees. Oglethorpe 
has a fine background of accomplish- 
ments in the field of education, and 
under the leadership of Dr. Beall it 
should be one of the dynamic forces 
in the field of education in this area." 

In addition to Mr. Avary's executive 
position with the Trust Company of 
Georgia, he serves as a director of the 
Atlanta and West Point Railroad, Foun- 
dation Life Insurance Company and 
the Georgia Motor Club. He is also 
the president of the Georgia Division 
of the American Cancer Society. 

On October 30, 1961, a letter titled, 
"This is the story of Bonnie," was sent 
to alumni as a part of the Forward 
Oglethorpe Fund Drive. Part of that 
letter was as follows: 

"Bonnie is a student at Oglethorpe. 
She lives in a small town about 
thirty miles from school. Every 
day Bonnie spends more than 4 
hours getting to and from school. 
Every week she has 20 hours of 
classes plus 5 lab periods — about 
35 hours in all. With such a 
schedule Bonnie gets about 4 hours 
sleep each night, but Bonnie is on 
the Dean's List and will graduate 
from Oglethorpe next Spring. 
There are many Bennies in the 
world. They want a good education 
so badly they'll make any sacrifice 
to get it. * * *." 

A letter from Bonnie on October 18, 
1964 outhned her activity since leav- 
ing Oglethorpe as follows: 

"In the summer of 1962 I taught 
biology at the Summer Science 
Institute of Choate Prep School in 
Connecticut. (Mr. Ed North, also 
an Oglethorpe alumnus, was di- 
rector of the program.) At the 
Univ. of Tennessee I was a dorm 
counselor for two years, holding a 
teaching assistantship ('62-'63) and 
a research assistantship ('63-'64) 
while completing requirements for 
the M.S. in Radiation Biology. 
(Thesis was a study of ageing and 
X-ray effects on fertilization and on 
mitosis in sea urchin eggs.) 
This past summer I was granted an 
NSF fellowship to study at the Duke 
Marine Biological Station but was 
unable to take it due to obligations 
at U.T. For the doctoral studies, 
I received an assistantship at the 
Univ. of Illinois and a fellowship 
at Western Reserve Univ., and I am 
now studying at the latter school in 
Cell Biology. * * *." 

Bonnie is due sincere congratula- 
tions from all of us. Her personal sacri- 
fices paid dividends. Her accompUsh- 
ments are positive proof of what is and 
can be done. She is one of the many 
who have gone on to greater achieve- 
ments at Oglethorpe. To assure that 
such continues, we do not need to make 
a sacrifice, just a contribution to keep 
Oglethorpe moving forward. 

Page 2 

The Flying Petrel 

Clean-up, Sprvice-up 
Campaign now in Progress 

As outlined in his letter to the alumni last November, one of the first projects 
to be undertaken by our new president was to clean-up and spruce up the campus. 

In addition to the grading, reseeding of the campus, and paving of the parking 
lots, the public offices — president's office, dean's office, faculty lounge, and 
faculty dining room are undergoing extensive remodeling. Carpeting has been 
laid in the president's office, business manager's office and the secretary to the 
president's office. Dark wainscoting has been installed and wallpaper applied 
to the president's office. The offices are to be completely refurnished. 

The faculty lounge has been stripped of as many as eight coats of paint. The 
woodwork, which is quarter sawed oak, has been brought back to its original 
natural color and sheen. Plans are to have the room beautifully appointed with 
period furniture which will blend with the architectural design of the campus. 

The dining room is to be an informal yet elegant room. 

Both the men's and women's rest rooms have been completely refitted, painted 
and furnished. 

Pictured here are some shots of the various projects that are undergoing change. 





Grading on the Campus 

Painting In Faculty Lounge 

8:00 A. M. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1965 



(Down Town) 

Cutting and applying wainscoating to walls of President's office 

Winter 1965 

Page 3 

Dr. Copelaiid, 
Elected President 

of ACS 

Dr. Murray M. Copeland, '23 assumed 
his duties as President of the Ameri- 
can Cancer Society at the Board of 
Directors meeting last October 30th. 

Dr. Copeland is Associate Director 
for Education at the University of 
Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital and 
Tumor Institute, and Professor of On- 
cology at the University of Texas Grad- 
uate School of Biochemical Sciences, 
both of Houston, Texas. He is also 
Professor Emeritus of Oncology at 
Georgetown University Medical Cen- 
ter, Washington, D. C. 

He received a A.B. degree from 
Oglethorpe in 1923, and an M.D. from 
Johns Hopkins University School of 
Medicine in 1927. In 1955, he was 
awarded an honorary D.Sc. degree 
from Oglethorpe. 

Dr. Copeland is a member of many 
medical and scientific societies. He had 
been a member of the Committee on 
Cancer of the American College of 
Surgeons since 1943, vice chairman of 
the Committee and Chairman of its 
Executive Committee since 1960. He 
is past president of the Southeastern 

Oglethorpe Science 
Booster Club Formed 

The Oglethorpe alumni and science 
faculty have created a new science 
organization. It is called Science Ogle- 
thorpe (2U) and has as its main pur- 
pose the improvement of science edu- 
cation at Oglethorpe. 

The Organization was inhiated in 
1964 after an address by professor 
George Wheeler to the Booster Club. 
Professor Wheeler pointed to the grand 
success of the Athletic Boosters and 
suggested that academic programs 
would benefit by similar support. A 
group of interested alumni and faculty 
began a series of regularly scheduled 
meetings, outlined a series of objectives, 
drafted a constitution and elected of- 
ficers. Chip M. Mobley (63) was 
elected president, George Wheeler Ex- 
ecutive Secretary, Ronald Green Vice- 
president, Charlotte Smith Winsness 
('64) Secretary and Lewis DeRose 
('57) treasurer. 

According to President Mobley 
"modem trends in university science 
are toward more and more specialized 
equipment." The first project adopted 
by the group is to help provide funds 
(approx. $5,000) to. match a grant 
from the National Science foundation 
for the purchase of specialized equip- 
ment to upgrade the biology curricu- 
lum. Later projects are to include im- 
proving the science teaching facilities 
and providing scholarships for worthy 
science students. Ernie Stone ('58), 
financial chairman, says that funds are 
being made available through member- 
ship dues and contributions from local 
businessmen for publishing a pamphlet 
to announce the details of the Science 
Oglethorpe Organization. 

Surgical Congress and has served the 
U. S. Public Health Service and the 
National Cancer Institute in consulting 
and advisory positions. 

He has published more than 100 
papers on his medical work. 

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Dinner Dance 

Due to unforeseen weather condi- 
tions in Atlanta on January 16, 1965, 
the Alumni-Faculty Dinner Dance was 
of necessity, postponed. 

The event is to be rescheduled for 
some time in the Spring. You will be 
notified by letter as to when. 



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The Flying Petrel 

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Mrs. Inge Manskt-Lundeen, Choral Director 

This past December the annual Boar's head ceremony held each year just 
before the Christmas holidays was presented in a half hour program over a local 
television station. Featured was the chorus under the direction of Mrs. Inge 
Manski-Ludeen, singing appropriate songs of the Christmas season. 


A total of $1 2,585.00 has been donated to Oglethorpe College as 
of January 1 5, 1 965 during the 1 964-65 fund drive. 

This amount is broken down into the following categories: 

Unrestricted $ 6,292.58 

Endowment 80.00 

Faculty Salary 1 80.00 

Library 113.00 

Women's Dorm 28.00 

Booster Club (alumni only) 2,821 .00 

In-kind gifts 1 ,389.42 

Balance due on pledges 1 ,681 .00 


To date there are 401 donors to the campaign. 

These totals compare with $12,193.00 and 381 donors for the 
same time period in the 1963-64 fund drive. 

President's Corner 

1 964 was a year of progress for your 
.Alumni .Association. \Vc hope that 
each of you spent sonic time in stud\'- 
ing the annual "Report to Ihc .Alumni." 
Dr. Paul R. Beall is our President and 
has made wonderful strides toward 
future development as well as continued 

Your next trip to .Atlanta should 
definitely include a tour of the Ogle- 
thorpe College campus. It would amaze 
you to see "first hand" PROGRESS 
currently underway. Our present facili- 
ties are undergoing a face lifting. The 
wood work in Phoebe Hearst Hall has 
never been lovelier, as a result of re- 
decorating, The new furnishings are 
most fitting to the style of architecture. 

Our college can now be compared 
with the San Francisco Bay Bridge, 
continuous painting, come see the pro- 
gress for yourself. 

The financial side of the book is 
showing black but it will not continue 
unless your financial support also con- 
tinues to grow. Keep up your interest 
and lets make 1965 a Banner year for 
our college. 

Mrs. Frank Innian 

Mrs. Frank Inman, widow of one of 
the original re-founders of Oglethorpe 
University and mother of Frank In- 
man, Jr. '31, died last December 8th. 

Mrs. Inman, who made her home on 
Monroe Drive in Atlanta, was one of 
members of the Woman's Board and 
held the ofiice of vice-president of that 
board at one time. 

Her son, Mr. Inman as mentioned 
above helped lay the cornerstone of 
Phoebe Hearst Hall in 1917. 

Winter 1965 

Page 5 

Oglethorpe Sports 

There is a new term in Oglethorpe 
College basketball. It is called "Gung 
Ho" and it means the freshmen are 
coming, or, to be more explicit, the 
freshmen have already arrived. 

After 10 games in the 1964-65 sea- 
son the Stormy Petrels were holding a 
6-4 record, made impressive mainly by 
five first-year men who have given sur- 
prising life to the Oglethorpe game. 

"There's no doubt about it," said 
Garland Pinholster, O.U. Athletic Di- 
rector and head basketball coach, "the 
freshmen have certainly been a bright 
spot in our basketball this year. They're 
playing about one-third of the time 
now, more than any freshman team 
we've had here, and they're going to 
keep playing the rest of the season." 

By identification the five are: Doug 
Alexander, 6-1 guard from Cross Keys 
High; Jimmy Fain, 6-0 guard from 
Decatur High; Bill Carson, 6-4 center 
from Albion (111.); Jerry Sams, 6-4 
forward from Albion (111.); and Roger 
Littell, 6-1 forward from Osgood 

"This has been a scramble year for 
us thus far," Pinholster explained, "and 
will be from now on out. Our varsity 

works hard, but just don't have the 
complete talent they need and our 
freshmen, though they've done great 
work, are still too young. But it has 
been a real fun team to coach. The 
morale has been excellent. Actually 
we're shooting for a 500 season, but 
if we don't make it, I'll still say it has 
been a great team to coach." 

Pinholster pointed out that the re- 
mainder of the schedule would be 
tough. "They're only two games that 
we should definitely win. The rest 
would have to rate as a tossup or us 
as the underdog. 

"But getting back to the freshmen," 
Pinholster continued, "we've already 
started Alexander and there's very little 
difference between he and Fain. Alex- 
ander gets the ball in play a little better 
than Fain and does a little better job 
on the boards, but there are things 
that Fain can do better than Alexander, 
so you see the two are basically even. 
Then there's Littell and Sams, our for- 
wards. They're coming fast, and I 
wouldn't be at all surprised to find them 
ready to start any time now. 

"That leaves Carson. Now a lot of 
people think Carson is the No. 5 boy 
on this team but that just isn't true. He 

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is having to play center, a position he's 
never played, and when we get him 
back to forward — which we plan to do 
soon — he's going to show a lot of peo- 
ple what he can do. All five of them 
are fine boys and will give Oglethorpe 
some great basketball before they grad- 

The Petrels began the season with 
enthusiasm tempered by reservations of 
their starting lineup potential. As ex- 
pected, Ray Thomas, a 6-3 senior, has 
been the heart of the club, averaging 
17.1 points per game throughout the 
first 10 games. 

But the loss of transfer Jimmy Tum- 
lin, a 6-6 center from College Park, has 
hurt. The talented big man was counted 
on heavily for rebound work and for 
his polished shooting touch. 

"We hope to get Tumlin back before 
long," Pinholster said. "If we had had 
him in all our games to date, our record 
would be vastly improved. But that- is 
the way it was last year. We lost 
Thomas in January and were badly 

Oglethorpe started the season with 
five returnees — Thomas, Billy Parker 
(6-5 forward from Newnan), Jimbo 
Hartlage (6-4 center from Elizabeth- 
town, Ky.), Bill Garrigan (5-11 guard 
from Danville, Pa.), and Walker 
Heard (6-7 center from Druid Hills); 
Two transfers, Tumlin and 5-9 guard 
Wayne Johnson of College Park, via 
Young Harris Jr. College, were counted 
on heavily for support. 

"They're calling the freshmen the 
'Gung Ho' group," said Pinholster, 
"and that pretty well describes them. 
They've won the respect of the varsity 
and the admiration of our fans. What 
we're going to do from here on out is 
to utilize our personnel to our best ad- 
vantage. And we'll press a lot. If we 
run up against a team better than we 
are, we'll press. If they beat us, they'll 
have to do it the hard way." 


Ernest F. Fleming, Jr. '22, has retired 
after 30 years service in the Small Busi- 
ness Administration. 

Charles N. Parris '34, died recently at 
his home in Tallahassee, Fla. 

Charles C. King, '39, has been elected 
president of the Baldwin County Teach- 
er's Association for the year 1964-65. 
He is currently the principal of the 
Midway Elementary School in Mil- 

J. O. Johnson, '42, has been appointed 
the position of Assistant Manager- 
Operations for Eastern Air Lines in 
Miami, Florida. Captain Johnson has 
been with the airline for 19 years and 
has served as pilot, check captain and 
more recently, as supervisor of flying 
at Charlotte, N. C. 

Daniel L. Uffner, '54, has been ap- 
pointed director of development at the 
University of Miami. He was formerly 
associated with Western Reserve Uni- 
versity in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Mrs. Charles R. Ellis (Mary Daily) 

'55, received the Master of Science de- 
gree in Social work from Columbia 
University in 1962 and had been en- 

gaged in therapy work in a New Jersey 
Mental Health Center until her hus- 
band was transferred to Massachu- 
setts as program manager for Block 

Elizabeth Mathieu Frias '55 and her 

husband Jose announce the birth of a 
daughter. Carmen Elizabeth, Sept. 
15th. The Frias have two older chil- 
dren and are residing in Mexico City. 

Rev. and Mrs. Edward M. English '56 

are serving as directors of The Meth- 
odist Student Center in Oneonta, New 
York. The Center serves Hartwick 
College and the State University Col- 
lege in Oneonta. Rev. English is com- 
pleting work on a Master's Degree in 
Guidance. The Englishes have three 

Lt. John King, '56, is presently attend- 
ing Combat Information Center and 
Air Intercept Controller School at 
NATTC at Glenco, Georgia. 

He will graduate in March, 1965 
and from there will be stationed aboard 
the US SSaratoga in the Mediterrean 
Sea for two years. 

He is married to the former Marilyn 
Holder, 56. 

Donald E. Packer, '56, is presently a 
Research Associate at the City Uni- 
versity of New York, Hunter College, 
engaged in Muscle research. He is a 

candidate for the PhD degree in Bio- 
physics from that institution. Mr. 
Packer previously was associated with 
Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer 
Research in the Department of Enzym- 
ology and Intermediary Metabolism. 
He is married to the former Barbara 
Sue Wattenstein. 

Dr. and Mrs. James Sivile, '56/ '57, 

announce the birth of a son, JefTrey 
Charles, in August, 1964. The Sivils 
and their children are residing in 
Columbus, Ohio. 

Joseph J. Accardi '57, received his li- 
cense as a registered nurse and is pres- 
ently working with the sherifi"s Depart- 
ment in Los Angeles, California. 

Rev. S. W. EdIcman, '57, has been 
elected president of the Laurens 
County (Georgia) Ministerial Associ- 

Mr. Edleman is rector of Christ 
Episcopal Church. He and his family 
reside in Dublin, Georgia. 

Captain and Mrs. Thomas (Shirley 
Benefeld) Geoghan '58 announce the 
birth of a daughter, Kerry Ann, on 
August 12, 1964. The Geoghans are 
residing in Lubbock, Texas where 
Captain Geoghan is in pilot training 
at Reese Air Force Base. 




8:00 A.M. 

MARCH 26, 1965 



Mr. and Mrs. Andy Olsen '61/'62 
(Barbara Coffey) are now residing in 
Athens, Georgia where Andy is study- 
ing under a National Science Founda- 
tion Fellowship for the Completion of 
the Master's degree in Science Educa- 
tion. Barbara is enrolled in graduate 
school on a part-time basis and teach- 
ing fulltime at Monroe High School in 
the science department. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Calhoun 
(Nancy Tarrant) '60, announce the 
birth of their daughter, Ansley Carol, 
on October 29, 1964. The Calhouns 
have another daughter, Leigh, IVi. 

Dwight S. Bayley, '61 has started his 
seminary career at Columbia Seminary 
in Decatur, Georgia for preparation 
for the Presbyterian ministry. 

Anita Buck, '62 is teaching English, 
Drama and Public Speaking at Wilm- 
ington Junior High School in the Los 
Angeles City Schools and working on 
her Master's Degree in Theatre Arts 
at Pasadena Playhouse. 

Derrill Gay, '62, is with the Georgia 
State Health Department Community 
Mental Health program. He is head- 
ing the areas of research. 

Jack Warren, '62 and Miss Patsy 
Turner, '65, were married in Atlanta 
last October 10th. The couple are re- 
siding in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. where 
Jack is the District Scout Executive 
with the Boy Scouts of America. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn White (Grefchen 
Stevens) 63/64 announce the birth of 
a daughter in July, 1964. The family is 
living in Atlanta. 

Mrs. Betty Parchman, '64 is presently 
working for the Master's degree in 
English at the University of Illinois 
where her husband has a post-doctoral 
fellowship from the National Science 
Foundation for study in Biology. 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dallinger (Kay Kil- 
patrick) 65/63, armounce the birth of 
their daughter, Angela Denise, on 
September 29, 1964. The Dallingers 
are residing in Atlanta. 

William Smith, '64 has received a re- 
search assistantship from Duke Uni- 
versity for the year 64-65. 


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